Karamu High School Financial Assistance
Who can apply for financial assistance?
Financial assistance is available to assist with the payment of entry fees for national secondary schools qualifications. To be eligible to apply you must be the fee-payer and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- be receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit (benefit-based applications)
- have a joint family1 income that would entitle you to receive a Community Services Card (income-based applications)
- be a fee-payer with two or more children who are candidates, irrespective of family income (multiple candidate applications), where the total fees you would have to pay would otherwise be more than the $200 multiple candidate maximum.
How do I apply for financial assistance?
Complete one application form for all members of your family for whom you are seeking financial assistance.
Return the completed form to Karamu High School. If your application covers more than one candidate, send the form to the school of the first candidate you have listed. That school will process your application. The first school will send it on to another school for you if necessary. The form and money must be returned to Karamu High School by Friday 24 July.
Which sections do I complete on the form?
You must complete Section A and B giving full details of both you and the members of your family1 for whom you are seeking financial assistance. Write the candidate's National Student Number (NSN) in the space provided if you know it, and sign the declaration at the bottom of the form.
Complete only one of sections C, D or E depending on your circumstance as follows:
Section C – Complete this section if you are receiving a Work and Income or Study Link benefit. Enter your benefit number in the space provided.
Section D – Complete this section if you are not receiving a benefit but you have a gross family income that would entitle you to receive a Community Services Card. Indicate in the space provided that you are eligible to receive financial assistance or enter your Community Services Card number. You must sign the declaration at the bottom of the form and be prepared to provide evidence of your income to support your application.
Section E – Complete this section if you do not qualify in the above categories but have two or more children2 studying for National Secondary School qualifications and would otherwise be paying more than $200 in fees.
How much will I need to pay?
If you are eligible for Beneficiary or Income Based Assistance you need to pay $20.00 for one child or $30.00 for the family.
If you have more than one child in the family the maximum than needs to be paid is $200.00 per family.
For further information, please take the time to download, read and complete our Application for Financial Assistance form.